Sunday, 5 April 2009

Ever just felt the need....?

Over at Bubbly Scrumptious this month the challenge is to make a felt bird.

I immediately said I was up for this because I just happen to have a wee collection of felt (I made felt hearts for my wedding favours). So I searched the net and came across Elly's blog myeverydaythings which I featured on Inspirational last week. I browsed around some etsy sites and decided these were my favourite style. I liked that I could use material too.

I knew then what had to be done...........Georgia had a hanging frame in need of a little TLC and the birds needed a perch!! So I combined my Laura Ashley fabric and some Tilda cut outs to match her bedroom.

I sketched a template to use as a pattern and spent an evening in with Gorden Ramsey whilst sewing them together!! It made a nice change to sit down and craft I get such tired feet standing all day and all evening.
I used Making Memories notelet paper for the background of the birdhouse side, and kept the Lovebirds side plain. A little bit of lace and some old and new buttons. Done ...(as Gorden would say!!)

So if you fancy joining in the challenge or just want some inspiration then click HERE for a bit of fun.
Love and a new felt fixation
Ruth xxx


Anonymous said...

Ruth your birds have turned out beautiful.

Georgia is so lucky to have a crafty clever mum like you.

Well done, they are gorgeous


dutchbird said...

I love how your bird hanger came out!

have a great sunday!

xx Merel

Riet said...

ohh wowww Ruth,wath a beautiful creations,l love the colour.

hugs Riet.x

Ewonne said...

Wow! That is just plain gorgeous!!! Those birds are just the cutest ♥

Nat said...

It is a totally gorgeous project Ruth - I love it :)

Welcome to the Bubbly Funk team :) xxx

Terri B said...

WOW Ruth is there nothing you cant craft? Lucky Georgia

*hugs n loves*

Karen said...

WOW Ruth, I love this to bits!!! XXX

Elly said...

Owwww.... wow!!!!!Your birds look great!!!! Ha, you gave me inspiration for a bird-wallhanger!!! They are so lovely to make, and I think my daughter would love these too on her room!

Julie Allain said...

Oh you are so talented Ruth!!!

pia iris said...

thank you so much for nice komments in my blog.
i would realy like to come badk to your blog and se more, because you have got very lovely things in here.
my english is not very vell, but i will try to leave some comments here.
i have infact lifted one of your lovely layouts, but i did not know it was yours, so i did not ask for permission. *embarresed* it was the one called "how cute are those pyjamas. hugs from pia

Lene - nabon said...

You've got my yes of course!!!

Love your work to!
Happy easter!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

OMGosh...... this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!